Sunday, February 10, 2013

Dried Cherry and Chocolate Chip ❤ Scones

I love scones and wanted to make a chocolate cherry version.  I  found this recipe at Epicurious and here's my adapted version.  Maybe you'd like to make some for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day?

  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 7 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, diced
  • 1 teaspoon (packed) grated orange peel (I omitted)
  • 3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips (I only used 1/2 cup)
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped dried tart cherries
  • 2/3 cup chilled buttermilk (I used  2 1/2 T. powdered buttermilk and 2/3 cup cold water)
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • Milk (for glaze)

Butter and flour baking sheet.
Whisk 2 cups flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in large bowl. Add butter and grated orange peel; rub in with fingertips until coarse meal forms. Mix in chocolate chips and dried cherries. Whisk buttermilk, egg yolk, vanilla extract, and almond extract in small bowl to blend. Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients; stir with fork until dough comes together in moist clumps. Gather dough into ball. Press out dough on lightly floured surface to 3/4-inch thickness. Using 2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out scones. Gather scraps, press out dough and cut out additional scones. Transfer to baking sheet, spacing 1 inch apart. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover; chill.)
Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush scones lightly with milk; sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar (I used red colored sugar). Bake until scones are crusty on top and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 15 minutes (or up to 20 minutes if refrigerated). Serve warm or at room temperature

Can you guess what my fabric is from?? 

 It's a nightgown from Target!!

  Yes, I even wear and dream about tea and food!!

I am sharing this with:

Valentine Party

               Happy Valentine's Day!  xo


  1. So cute, Kitty- and thanks for the awesome new scone recipe, will have to try that soon.


  2. Love this post - it has all my faves - cute warm nightgown, creative table cloth, scones, cherries and chocolate. tea, candles, warmth and LOVE! xo

  3. The scone sounds great Kitty! Love your fun mug too-Happy Valentine's Week:@)

  4. Scone are irresistable to me! BTW I love your new look!

  5. Kitty, love the angel necklace from your mom! Those scones are calling my name, but I have to fit into my bathing suit for February break. LOL Love your fun mug, and I have never seen such a cute nightie for Valentine's Day. Happy month of hearts! xo

  6. Your table looks pretty, and your scones sound fantastic! They look really pretty too. This is a lovely post!!!

  7. So pretty and so yummy looking! I love the angel holding the heart. In fact my neighbor gave me the same one and it sits on my piano :)

    Everything looks amazing :) Have a lovely week.

    Hugs to you,

  8. Heart shaped scones are perfect for Valentine's Day, and the recipe sounds so good too! Pretty display!

  9. Yum! These look delicious! You clever lady - a nightgown for a table covering! It's perfect. I love your little angel, holding a heart. laurie

  10. Me again. I forgot to say that your blog design is so cute. I love your header and that cute graphic at the end of your post. laurie

  11. You table is so cute! I know you will treasure the necklace that your mother made! I love scones and cherries, so I cannot wait to try these. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Love that fabric - great thinking!

  12. Oh my...I love everything on this table...including your NIGHTGOWN!! Too funny but a great idea! The scones look yummy & I am going to look for those flavors of tea. I've never tasted either one.

    Happy Lover's Day...hope your hubby is recovering well. Tell him I'm thinking of him.

  13. I believe my Mom made a version of the recipe a while back too. It is very, very good. I like how you thought to put the red sugar on it for Valentine's Day! Have a great week Kitty.

  14. What a festive Valentine tea post! I need that nightgown!

  15. Hi Kitty,

    Greeting from Australia! I'm a Hello Kitty fan too and love all the sweet and delicious food that you have baked and cooked.

    These scones look fantastic! And hope the Aussie Target sells this nightgown too...

    I'm now latest follower and hope to hear from you too :D


  16. Kitty, your scones look wonderful; yum! I have never made cherry and chocolate before. Great idea! Thanks for sharing and your tablecloth is really cute! Love the bracelet too. Hope your hubby is doing well. Have a wonderful week, my friend.


  17. Kitty, thank you for linking to the party. laurie

  18. Kitty, your nighty is perfect for you. So cute. Wish I had one of those scones for my evening tea. Looks delicious and pretty.
    Happy Valentine's Day! ~ Sarah

  19. You are such a romantic Kitty, a heart shaped scone, candlelight and a nightgown which I'm lovin' all together for tea today.
    Happy Valentine's Day.

  20. Hi Kitty,
    you made me laughing about your quote: I am even dreaming about food. I expected that. You always have in your mind what delish to post for the next day. And your creativity is enormous. You have put together the sweetest ingredients for a lovely Valentine's day. Tempting cake, candles and a wonderful tea. Thank you for sharing your creativity and for the sweet comment on my post.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  21. Dear Kitty,
    What a cute heart scone. Sounds delish too.
    I wonder if my Target still has that nightgown. Would love to have that. It is very funny that you did that. I sometimes use clothes as the background for my pictures too. Ha
    Happy Valentine's week, Ruthie from:

  22. Oh Kitty:
    How sweet and lovely scones. I was looking at some of your other recipes and will let you know when I make that Chicken Cordon Bleu....

    Thank you for linking today to Friends Sharing Tea.

  23. Cute - love the Tablecloth/Nightgown!

  24. How cute, Kitty! Your scones look so good, another great recipe from my friend to try! Like your night gown! Perfect for Valentines! A very lovely necklace from your Mom, a treasure.

  25. Kitty, I just love your Dried Cherry and Chocolate Chip Scones. Your table setting is just adorable. Hope you are having a great Valentine weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  26. Your scones look delicious. Such a sweet little necklace from your Mom, too.


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